How to Establish an Ethernet Backhaul Using TP-Link EasyMesh Range Extenders

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Updated 11-22-2023 00:34:30 AM 11729
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Building a robust and efficient EasyMesh network with Ethernet Backhaul is a great way to enhance your home Wi-Fi experience. In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting up an Ethernet Backhaul using EasyMesh Router and Range Extender.

Please note that the Ethernet Backhaul only works when both your main router and satellite device support EasyMesh Ethernet backhaul.

There are two possible setup scenarios:

Scenario 1: Changing the wireless backhaul to Ethernet backhaul

If both the main router and Range Extender are already in an EasyMesh network, and the firmware that supports Ethernet backhaul has been installed (on supported models only), you can directly connect the main router’s LAN port to the Ethernet port of the Range Extender via an Ethernet cable to utilize the Ethernet backhaul.

Scenario 2: Adding a new satellite Range Extender to EasyMesh

For this scenario, please make sure the EasyMesh function on the Range Extender is enabled. Then connect your main router’s LAN port to the Range Extender’s Ethernet port via an Ethernet cable.

You can log in to your Range Extender’s web management interface and check if the EasyMesh function is enabled. For instructions on how to log in, please click here.


As long as the Ethernet backhaul is established successfully, the wireless backhaul will disconnect automatically. Similarly, if the Ethernet backhaul is disconnected for some reason, EasyMesh devices will rebuild the mesh network via the wireless backhaul.

How to confirm whether the Ethernet Backhaul is working properly

Log in to the web interface of the main router and navigate to the EasyMesh section. Here, you will be able to see the connection type of each satellite device. An Ethernet icon means it is connected via Ethernet Backhaul.

If an Ethernet-connected EasyMesh device still shows the wireless icon, please check if the Ethernet cable is functioning and connected correctly.


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